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Thank you for your interest in working for Chestnut Tree House children’s hospice. We have a range of jobs available at the hospice and in our charity shops which we regularly have vacancies for, covering East and West Sussex.


You can also view current job vacancies at St Barnabas House, our adults’ hospice based in Worthing, West Sussex.


Weekend Chef

Salary: £5,661 plus weekend enhancements (£21,230 FTE)

20hrs – Alternative Weekends – Saturday & Sunday (10hrs per day, 9am – 7pm)

Chestnut Tree House, near Arundel is the children’s hospice for East and West Sussex and South East Hampshire. We provide specialist palliative care for children and young people with life-shortening conditions.

To assist in providing a high quality catering service for the children and young people, visitors, staff and volunteers at Chestnut Tree House.

Principal duties and responsibilities

  • You will be responsible for the preparation, cooking and presentation of meals for children, young people and staff, ensuring that the individual needs of the children and young people are met
  • You will be in charge of the kitchen during your shifts with responsibility for the supervision of the catering team
  • You will ensure that statutory and environmental regulations are met
  • You must also have the flexibility to cover for staff absences during the weekends
  • The successful candidate will have City and Guilds 706/1 and 706/2 or NVQ equivalent, and a Basic Food Hygiene certificate
  • Some experience of working in a catering environment is essential, preferably within a health-related environment working to special dietary requirements
  • You will need to have good communication skills and the ability to prioritise and meet deadlines

Due to the remote location and lack of public transport, access to your own transport is essential.

Ongoing recruitment

An enhanced DBS will be sought, if you are successful in this role. The safe recruitment of staff at St Barnabas Hospices is the first step to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults in our care. As an employer we expect all staff and volunteers to share our commitment to safeguarding.

Benefits included:

  • Enrolment onto our company pension scheme
  • Up to 35 days’ annual leave inclusive of bank holidays
  • Free parking
  • Option to join Healthcare Cash Plan
  • Corporate Rate Gym Membership